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Mertieite-II Mineral Data

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General Mertieite-II Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pd8(Sb,As)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,211.93 gm
   Antimony   29.13 %  Sb
   Arsenic     0.62 %  As
   Palladium  70.25 %  Pd
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             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd8Sb2.9As0.1
Help on Environment: Environment: Small grains in precious metal concentrates.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: Goodnews Bay, Alaska, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for John B. Mertie (1888-1980), geologist, U.S. Geological Survey.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Mertieite-II + Pronunciation Say MERTIEITE-II